There's not much more than a week to go before early bird registration prices close for Linux.conf.au 2011 in Brisbane (and the rates can disappear earlier if the event sells out). If you need an added incentive, "father of the Internet" Vint Cerf has been confirmed as one of the keynote speakers. LCA 2011
Linux.conf.au 2011 Early Bird Registration Closes November 8
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